Friday, October 23, 2009


I actually enjoyed cross country. . .

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

more recent work

Alright, so it's been a while and I haven't been posting very frequently. This is a monster post of some recent work from the last week or two. In no particular order. . . .

Two people peer out of the Commonwealth Commerce Center in downtown Jackson Friday morning at protesters lined up on the street. About 15 people turned out to voice their opposition to former Rep. Tim Walberg, R, and Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., who was in town to help Walberg campaign to reclaim the district seat he lost in the last election to Rep. Mark Schauer. "In a logical and nice way we need to discuss health care." Jan Baszlei, a protester, (not pictured) said. "There can be differences of opinion, but we need to do away with the nastiness."

A mother and son share a moment during a free festival hosted by a church behind the Menard's off US-23.

Francis Anderson, of Grass Lake, center, speaks with other attendants of the 17th Annual Land of the Falling Waters Traditional Powwow Sunday afternoon at Middle School at Parkside in Jackson. Anderson, who goes by Red Bird, said the bear skull at the end of his staff was a gift sent by mother nature for him to find. "Everything on my regalia I find." He said. "I give back what I take too. That's why we sweat."

Bernard Gipe, of Spring Arbor, left, is reflected in the windshield of his 1929 Model A Ford Pickup while John Stafford, of Grass Lake, center, takes a look behind it Sunday afternoon during the Fall Harvest Festival at Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson. Gipe's Model A joined a number of other classic cars and tractors on display at the festival, which included historical demonstrations, food, free planetarium showings and local vendors.

"Everything I've worked hard for is slipping, being stripped from me."James Belle, of Jackson, said. Belle was laid off from his job in January, loosing his health insurance. His wife, a hair dresser, had her hours cut in half at about the same time. Now he's struggling to keep up on house payments and put food on the table. On Saturdays Belle waits in line at the food pantry at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Jackson. He says the added food makes a huge difference for his wife and two daughters, one of whom is struggling to make tuition payments for college. "I never thought I'd be in this line. I was making $40,000-$50,000 a year. Then one day here I was. Never say never."

This photo is really sad. There was a two car collision last Saturday. An eight-year-old boy wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car. He died at the scene.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

some recent work

another fall themed festival, and a ride along with police to check on parolees.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Her name is Ami.